Staying out of trouble is not the point

For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. Pro. 2:10-11

Good choices happen because we have enough information to weigh and understand our options. Knowledge can only tell us the facts so that we understand what will keep us safe and keep us out of trouble. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not the point either. Wisdom tells us how what we know  increases our awareness of Christ in us and our identities in Him. Our responses to what we know from this place of wisdom leads to enduring happiness and deep spiritual satisfaction rather than the circumstantial (and sometimes prideful) satisfaction that comes from staying out of trouble and doing the right thing.

Lord, connect knowledge and wisdom in my heart.